Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Artful Embroidery Hoop

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show some hands so I decided to decorate an embroidery hoop this time around along with images from Oxford Impressions.
I stamped my images on a piece of calico with archival ink and added red machine stitching around the edge for that pop of colour.
I have added a dimensional lace flower along with trimmings from Tim Holtz.  Lace has also been added to the outside of the hoop to allow me to stitch items to the outside of the hoop.
My hand is from Tim's Steampunk set of stamps which I have stamped onto Grungepaper, coloured with vintage photo Distress Stain.
To complete, I added buttons and sewing embellishments.
I also created a matching ATC which I am also entering for The Stampman challenge which this time around is RESIST Techniques. My image has been stamped with a VersaMark stamp pad, heat set and Distress Stain vintage photo applied over the top.  Kitchen towel is then used to remove any colour from the stamped image.
Red machine stitching has been added to the outside edge of the ATC along with buttons and trimmings.  I have used the same hand image as before.  Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x  

24 comments:

Juls said...

what an imaginative way to use an embroidery hoop! Love the little flowers!

Hugs Juls

Paper Paradise said...

Both gorgeous Tracy. What a fantastic idea to use the embroidery hoop, it really adds to the sewing theme you used....ingenious. The addition of a themed ATC makes it even more 'yummy'. Sue x

Sue said...

That hoop is a great idea :) It looks fab!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered project! Great way to recycle the embroidery hoop, love all your added embellies and lace flowers!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh wow! Cool hoop! This is really beautiful!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

flutterbycrafter said...

What a brilliant idea of yours to use the embroidery hoop, beautiful projects the both of themxx

lisa said...

What a brilliant use for an embroidery hoop, I have loads of these I don't use anymore!!!! It looks great and I love the matching ATC with your great resist technique.
Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Stampman this time.
hugs Lisax

Kaz said...

Tracey this is soooo original!! Love the hoop idea makes a change to a canvas, love all the elements too gorgeous!

Kazx

Meggymay said...

Wow, a fantastic way to showcase all the fabby elements. Yvonne x

Wendy said...

another amazing piece Tracy..............

Cheryl said...

oh hun one work stunninggggggggggggg
hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lori said...

GREAT idea for an embroidery hoop, Tracy! Love those flowers, they're awesome! Love this! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Candy C said...

Hello Tracy! Aren't YOU the creative one?! Love the idea of altering an embroidery hoop! Well done!! Thanks for sharing your art with everyone at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Gaby Bee said...

What a fabulous idea! Your altered embroidery hoop looks fantastic and the ATC is really cool. Love your creativity, Tracy!

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Gaby

Terry said...

Hiya Tracy, wowzersss I just love your Piece of Art, the flowers, embroidery are absolutely wonderfull thank you for playing along with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Tracy, what a brilliant idea to use the embroidery hoop. You have some fantastic sewing room themed projects x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, I do adore sewing themes...and I agree, a fab idea to use the hoop to frame all your beautiful work.You have used such gorgeous stamps and embellies! Love it!

Gillian said...

Love the use of the hoop Tracy, and all the lace/embroidery is divine, fab work as always. x

Angela Weimer said...

Great project. Love the ATC. thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible altered embroidery hoop. Love all the fine details. Gorgeous piece. gerri

Lynn Stevens said...

I adore what you made with the Oxford stamps, just darling! Don't you just Love them!
hugs Lynn

Susan Allan said...

The embroidery hoop is a fabulous idea...how inventive.
Hi Tracy!
I will catch up with your work I have missed later.
If you want the address where I went I will email it to you. Quite a reasonable journey from where you are, five hours from me.....worth it though!

Thanks for your thoughtful comment
Sue xx

Suzanne C said...

I just love both of these. The hoop is so clever and all the details you added make it over the top wow! Hands down this is a winner. :)

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Tracy I love this piece, the sewing feel is stunning and all the details are so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!
HuGs Kim and the design team :)